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    Do you have such experience? Recently I opened a rare miniature of 7th sense by Sonia Rykiel and, to my bad surprise, I couldn't withstand it at all, cloying rotten fruit on me.
    Another example - Joop Nuit d'Ete - vanilla rhum backing essence. Ehm....in a not good way.

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    Default Re: Highly evaluated here - total crap on you?

    Hard to say, really - I can usually find ONE other Basenoter who smells what I do in a fragrance, even with some of my more unique impressions ( clean, soapy Nuit Noire, for example ).

    A good recent example of a well-regarded fragrance I think is less than impressive is Malle's Une Rose. I've smelled SO many roses by now, and I really fail to experience the "wow" factor here that has folks raving about it.

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    I have to correct myself, I have meant the overall evaluation of certain perfume/ brand, etc. incl. blogs, MUA and other sources not only BN.

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    Féminité du Bois is terrible on me - sharp, linear cedar, and nothing else.

    Jicky and Shalimar are both just yucky lemony-powdery poopy diapers to my nose.

    Amoureuse by DelRae smells malignant, bilious and toxic to me, like some pernicious flowering vine found in a macabre fairy tale.

    Kenzo's Jungle L'Elephant is just unbearable and cloying, but I haven't figured out what makes it so (although there's a similar note or accord in Raving by Etro, but I really like that scent....go figure.)

    And I've recently seen a lot of love for Balenciaga's Rumba, which on me is rotting fruit and flowers, way too intense and suffocating in every respect. Same with Tocade by Rochas - it absolutely sucks the air out of the room and smothers me with sickly vanilla.

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    added - D&G Sicily - WC/ dish cleaner/ air freshener, in fact I use it for this purpose

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    That reminds me - I can't stand Dolce & Gabbana (the red cap from '94) and that always seems to get a lot of love. But I'd never use the fragrances I've selected as room sprays - I don't like them on my skin or in the air around me.

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    The new Diorissimo is utterly vile on my skin. Dry heaving just recalling the horror of it as write this....

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    Bal à Versailles -- I wonder if I have an "off" bottle. I get: top notes: manure, middle notes: manure, and base notes: yes, more manure. And manure is the nice word for what I'm smelling. I put this bottle back in the box, and taped the cellophane closed. Really need to thow it away, it is a bit distressing to think it's even in the house.
    Another, (not as bad as above, but...) is Angel, which has some fans here. Nauseating.
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    Fracas sorry, it's just not for me. Overpowering & linear.
    Bulgari Black. I don't get this one. TMN, it is like Lily-of-the-valley & tar/rubber. Very odd.
    Tabu is another one that gets a lot of attention that I feel is OTT. There are many other frags that have similar notes arranged in a more pleasing sequence. TMN, this is harsh and common. But, hey, that's just me!

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    ehm... lots... to get an ideea... from Guerlain I only like Shalimar and Idylle.

    So...I dislike all Guerlains except for 2.
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    I LOVE the undiluted ravings of my scented friends !

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    Quote Originally Posted by chayaruchama View Post
    I LOVE the undiluted ravings of my scented friends !
    LOL, Chaya! I generally try not to disparage anyone's fragrant loves - I know how much it can hurt (I take attacks on L'Instant almost personally!) but sometimes I'm just compelled to speak up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C Rose View Post
    Bal à Versailles -- I wonder if I have an "off" bottle. I get: top notes: manure, middle notes: manure, and base notes: yes, more manure. And manure is the nice word for what I'm smelling. I put this bottle back in the box, and taped the cellophane closed. Really need to thow it away, it is a bit distressing to think it's even in the house.
    Another, (not as bad as above, but...) is Angel, which has some fans here. Nauseating.
    Heh. Have tried BaV for the first time not too long ago and I *did* like it. Feel free to send it my way I hear there's a big difference in civettiness (which may account for the manure angle) from EdC to EdT to EdP to extrait, though.
    I'm with you on Angel. Blargh.

    Also: Féminité du Bois.
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    Theirry's Angel. *throws up in throat*
    Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue <~~~~~~ i wish this one did. i like it in the air, on others. *sigh*



    and hello everyone, by the way!

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    Mzendre - hi and welcome!!!!

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    Oh boy, so many.....
    Jicky, Shalimar, Chant d'Aromes and yes! L'Instant included.

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    Ouch!! Et tu, Twolf??

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    Et moi, Brut! :-) Sorry. L'Instant Iris was sort of bearable though.

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    I gave Mouchoir de Monsieur a try and found too much civet and not enough florals. It broke my heart...
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    On my skin:
    Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia, sharp, shrill, piercing.
    The new version of Donna Karan's Chaos, flat, dull, lacklustre.
    Annick Goutal Songes I tried very hard to love but it really did not like me, it was just plain awful.
    I have a friend who wears D&G Red Cap and it is really beautiful on her but on me it's not good at all.
    This thread is making me even more grateful for my favourites!

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    Bal a Versailles parfum. I thought I loved it, but it smells kinda cheap to me. It's the kind of fragrance that should be really luxurious -perhaps it was at one time...

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    Bvlgari Black, pure mud!

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    I agree with lots here; it's reassuring, as I thought I was the only one!

    Fracas
    Tabu
    Feminite du Bois
    Shalimar
    Jicky
    Bal a Versailles

    and...

    Amouage Lyric Woman
    Bandit!
    Cuir de Russie (Don't hurt me.)
    Le Dix
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    For me, it's Prada Infusion d'Iris. Vile beyond words, makes me want to have a very long very hot shower and scrub myself with a hard brush. And yet, so many seem to like it... go figure!

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    Sorry , Samsara and I were not made for each other . Also L'Instant - sorry Evangeline !
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    I'm still a newbie, and thankfully I haven't (yet) sampled anything scrub-worthy. Some disappointments, yes. But nothing that transforms into total crap when hitting my skin. Although there are a couple that begin to give off a barnyard vibe. I... I just... I just can't name them. <sob> I love the house too much.
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    +1 Shalimar. It must have been grand and unique when it came out but now every cheap chemical laden vanilla scent produced in quantity reminds me of it (or the other way around) and I can't tolerate it. In addition, whenever I have read a story where the character is being typed as a slob, or a chain smoking debauchee, it usually says something to the effect of "she didn't do laundry, she just re-sprayed her worn clothes with Shalimar"

    +1 Tocade. Same deal- tooooo much vanilla. Weirdly though, if I layer Shalimar and Tocade, I can bear it. Maybe using both cancels out the yucky qualities? Once current supply is gone- never again on these two.

    Songes? I love the nuclear blast of TUUUUUUbeROOOOOSe which quickly fades. Songes! You're supposed to wear it, you say? I use it as a room spray, not on my skin.

    I hate TABU but it was my dear auntie's favorite and my sweet cousin wears it because of that. I try not to be in the same car when that happens.

    I mentioned (along with taolady and I forgot who else ) on SOTD that I was not in the Angel fan club.

    However, when it comes to Jicky I LOVE IT! Anyone want to get rid of that hated scent, I'll take it in a New York minute
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    Patou 1000 - I just don't get it. I adore jasmin, but I don't recognise it at all here - nor any of the other flowers.
    Joy - Doesn't smell like anything on me, not a scrubber but not far from it.
    Vol de Nuit, Nahema - two other classic scents I just "don't get".
    CK Euphoria - hate it, very aggressive.
    L'Instant - I smell something nice but it is drenched in cloying sweetness.
    Bandit and Miss Balmain - some weird leathery cigarette smoke, nowhere near pleasant.
    Diorella - as if it had been left to age in a drawer until there was nothing left from the scent anymore just some powderish mess.
    Paco Rabanne Calandre and Metal - nondescript, says absolutely nothing.
    Madame Rochas, My Sin, Climat - again, I just don't get them - what are they supposed to smell like? I wouldn't call them fragrances, they are just some accidental smells (oh, blasphemy!)

    Uh, maybe I should stop here. Just for the records: there are also tons of fumes I love! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by knit_at_nite View Post
    +1 Shalimar
    <ack!> One too many...

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    Mzendre - hi and welcome!!!!
    Hi Alicka!!! Thank you!!!

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